PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

We offer the PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort. It’s a new course and well worth getting certified in.

First of all this course focuses on increasing awareness of varying diver abilities. Secondly, explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers.

For example, you will learn the best way to understand the limitations these divers have.  In other words, you get to role play being blindfolded. In addition you may have to execute skills with only one arm or leg being used. We try to make this course as realistic as we can.

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

Are you that PADI Professional who wants to become more aware of individual considerations when working with people who have physical or mental challenges? Certainly this is the course that you have been looking for.

Camille, our PADI Course Director teaches PADI IDC programs bi-monthly at Thresher Cove Resort. As a result, around each IDC program, he is able to teach this course.

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

Are you a PADI Divemaster or PADI Master Freediver? Have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary Care course within 24 months? This makes you eligible to take the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course.

Here is what the PADI  Specialty course will help you with:

  • First of all you become more aware and mindful of individual considerations when introducing people with disabilities to diving or freediving.
  • Secondly you explore adaptive techniques that can be applied while supervising and training divers or freedivers with disabilities in PADI courses and programs.
  • Thirdly, to properly counsel and direct student divers. This is based on their abilities. This will help them toward PADI certification, PADI experience programs or a disabilities-dedicated diving organization for limited certification programs.
  • Last but not least. Learn additional techniques to motivate and encourage student divers with mental and/or physical challenges.

This course consists of a knowledge development section. We also add two confined water skill development workshops. On top of that, there are also two open water workshops. They are fun and you will learn loads!

In addition, there’s a subset of this course. This is the PADI Adaptive Support Diver course.,This is of interest to divers who want to learn how they can best support dive buddies who have physical or mental challenges.

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Adaptive techniques course at Thresher Cove Resort

First of all come and visit us at Thresher Cove Resort. Secondly, join us in one of our Adaptive techniques courses around the IDC programs. You can find our PADI IDC schedule here.

Don’t be shy. Get in touch and ask for more information about this course. Looking forward seeing you soon on Malapascua! Thresher Cove Resort is waiting for you!

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

We offer the PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort. First of all to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety. Secondly to identify and develop self-reliance and independence while diving.

There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:
• To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner. When this is preferred or necessary.
• To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance. It will make you, as a diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

Certainly PADI instructors should be looking for this certification! For example, you are responsible as an instructor for the safety of all of your students. On the other hand, will all of your students be able to help you if need arises?

In other words, get certified at self reliant diver level with Camille after your PADI IDC with us. After that you’re only one more training dive away from becoming a PADI self reliant instructor.

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

Self reliant training at diver level includes 3 open water dives. Among others you will learn how to deploy an SMB during your safety stop. As a result you can enjoy the Malapascua marine life on your own, without the masses!

 In order to join this PADI course, you need to meet a few prerequisites. To clarify what they are;

  • First of all be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Likewise, if you have a qualifying certification from another training organization, that will do as well.
  • Secondly, you need to have logged a minimum of 100 dives.
  • Thirdly, be 18 years of age or older.
  • Fourth, successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor.

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

PADI Self Reliant diver course at Thresher Cove Resort

Become familiar with new equipment! As a consequence, the equipment requirements for a student diver are;

  • Standard dive equipment as outlined in the General Standards and Procedures Guide of the PADI Instructor Manual.
  • Surface marker buoy, such as a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) or lift bag with at least 30 metres/100 feet of line.
  • Redundant gas source – pony cylinder, twin cylinders with isolation valve or sidemount configuration. Redundant gas supply must be configured so that the diver can access it with one hand.
  • A redundant depth gauge and bottom timer, or dive computer.
  • Two redundant surface signaling devices (both visual and audible)
  • Knife/cutting tool (except where locally prohibited)
  • Slate and pencil
  • Back-up mask (recommended)

Getting excited? Contact me for more details on this course.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites are out in numbers! Besides the obvious thresher shark bucket list, there’s more to discover! First of all, plenty of nudibranchs. Secondly, don’t forget the sea slugs. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference and a fish id site comes in very handy.

Nowadays fish id sites are almost easier and faster compared to old style photo books.  More importantly, the digital sites seem to be very precise. If you are a Facebook user, try searching for ‘fish id’.  On the other hand, don’t ditch the fish id books immediately. They still remain a welcome source of information. Lots of work and love for the underwater world have gone into them!

Have a look at some of the dive sites around Malapascua here.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nembrotha milleri at Butong Bato

The Nembrotha milleri is interestingly enough a species of a sea slug. A member of the Doridoidea taxonomic super family nudibranchs. A marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.  Moreover, this species was named after the nudibranch enthusiast Michael D. Miller. Certainly a lovely find!

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Tambja olivaria is also a species of a sea slug. Furthermore, just as the Nembrotha milleri, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.  This nudi was found at Ubang-Bato. A great dive site to find nudis!

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

This Pseudoceros bifurcus is actually a flatworm. Moreover it was tiny! It belongs to the Pseudocerotidae family. Another great find at Ubang-bato.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

This white Hypselodoris bullocki you can find at Quillano. Part of the Duridina sub order and the Chromodorididae family. They can range to various shades of purple. Very beautiful nudis to observe.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

A Hypselodoris variobranchia. Also part of the the Chromodorididae family.  At Quillano. Certainly invites you to visit this dive site!

This Nembrotha kubaryana is a beautiful classic. Always a pleasure to meet them. It’s a very colorful sea slug. Another dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk part of the family Polyceridae. Monad shoal, on our way back to the boat after the thresher shark dive.

A diver’s life is like a box of chocolate nudibranchs. You never know what you will get next!

Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua

In addition we add more perks to our program! How about seeing the thresher sharks? Or nudibranchs? Participating in your PADI IDC on Malapascua with us will give you this unique opportunity. Before and after the IDC we give you the opportunity to join us for some free fun diving. This is excluding park fees, tax, boat fees pending on destination and equipment rental if required. Make sure to take advantage of our offer.

If this IDC program is too early for you, we offer more options. Our last PADI IDC of the is scheduled to start 23rd November. Check the schedule for 2020 here.

In addition check out our testimonials and see what previous PADI IDC candidates have to say about our IDC program.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or any other question you have about our IDC programs.

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

The PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published. Certainly six exciting PADI IDC programs that will help you reach your goal. Change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. We will look after you! First of all we work with small groups. Secondly, Camille our award winning PADI Course Director is very experienced. Thirdly, we offer an internship after your PADI IDC. Most importantly, you gain real life experience. You will work with our experienced Instructors. On top of that we also offer free  accommodation in our air conditioned dorm room. This includes breakfast in our restaurant. Furthermore we can offer accommodation and breakfast for up to two months.

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove are published

Without further ado, here are our PADI IDC dates for 2020 on Malapascua at Thresher Cove;

-06 – 16 February with PADI IE dates 17 + 18 February

-29 March – 8 April with PADI IE dates 9 + 10 April

-22 May – 1st June with PADI IE dates 2 + 3 June

-27 July – 06 August with PADI IE dates 7 + 8 August

-25 September – 5 October with PADI IE dates 6 + 7 October

-21 November – 1 December with PADI IE dates 2 + 3 December

All PADI IE’s are right here on Malapascua. Directly after each PADI IDC.

PADI Specialty Instructor training is conducted straight after the PADI IE’s. In some cases we will start after the IDC is completed. Before the PADI IE starts. Likewise, the MSDT prep program accommodates this for you. Make sure to sign up for the MSDT Prep package!

In conclusion, contact me for more detailed information.

Under this link you can find information on how to get to Malapasacua.

Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua

We are back in action when our Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua. PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove’ is ready to rock and roll. During this IDC, you can enjoy our exclusive and quiet beach.

First of all enjoy the tuition of a very experienced PADI Course Director. Camille Lemmens is 12 x Platinum and current Gold PADI Course Director. Secondly, Camille works in small groups. As a result you will receive lots of personal attention. Most importantly, with the combined forces of our resort and IDC staff, we can give you the best possible learning experience.

For example, our private swimming pool in the resort invites you to practice whenever you feel like it. Get those skill circuit skills down! Certainly an air conditioned, dedicated classroom will keep you focused and on track. In addition we offer free accommodation in our dorm room. During this whole time, we also offer free breakfast in our resort restaurant. This is for the duration of the Prep, the IDC, the PADI IE and your specialty instructor training.

IDC Internship

As if that’s not enough, we can offer you free accommodation for another month during your internship. You get to assist our instructor and gain valuable real life teaching experience.

During our PADI IDC programs, we also offer two PADI Specialty Instructor ratings for free. First of all the Nitrox Instructor rating.  Providing you’re already a Nitrox diver. Secondly, the Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor course.

Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua

In addition we add more perks to our program! How about seeing the thresher sharks? Participating in your PADI IDC on Malapascua with us will give you this unique opportunity. Before and after the IDC we give you the opportunity to join us for free for some diving. This is excluding park fees, tax, boat fees pending on destination and equipment rental if required. Make sure to take advantage of our offer.

If this IDC program is too early for you, we offer more options. Our last PADI IDC of the is scheduled to start 23rd November. The schedule for 2020 will be released shortly.

Check out our testimonials and see what previous PADI IDC candidates have to say about our IDC program.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or any other question you have about our IDC programs.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

Here’s the PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio. Lucio staffed the February 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. First of all, Lucio is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. He is trained to assist a PADI Course Director during Instructor Development Courses. Secondly, the February 2019 PADI IDC at Thresher Cove Resort had a big group. As a result, I needed somebody to help me staffing. On the other hand, Lucio had no staffing experience up till that moment.

After a couple of emails to and from, we agreed that he is the man to help me out. Most importantly, there’s no regrets. Lucio is one of the best PADI IDC Staff instructors out there. In other words, I can’t wait to work together with him again.

He’s funny, easy going but also knows when it’s time to be serious. Certainly he can handle the stress that comes with staffing. He’s been a great asset to this PADI IDC. Which also reflects in the testimonials of the IDC candidates. Each single one of them mentioned him!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

Lucio is on the right of this group picture of the February 2019 PADI IDC

It’s time to have a look what Lucio has to say about this February 2019 PADI IDC;

I worked with Camille as IDC Staff Instructor during the February IDC in Malapascua, Philippines. What first stroke me about Camille was his professionalism when we communicated via email. Without knowing me, and despite this was my first experience in staffing an IDC, he just trusted me. This attitude was of course confirmed during the IDC, when I needed just a few tweaks to proceed in complete synchrony with him with a decent load of responsibility.

At the same time, he indirectly taught me a lot. He just knew where to stress a concept and where to let a candidate make a mistake. It took him one or two days to understand exactly every candidate’s profile, including their weaknesses and their strong points. This allowed him to teach adaptively and, as it turned out, extremely successfully. To me, he was the most open and helpful, available for consulting at any moment and keen to let me interact with the candidates during the classroom hours and the practical classes. He would never keep a thing for himself.

His mastery about the PADI system is, evidently, thorough.

This, together with his large experience as an Instructor first and as a Course Director later, makes him a monument of knowledge he’s constantly willing to share.

Finally, there’s a point I really appreciated about Camille. It’s again about professionalism, this time though towards the candidates. Beside being friendly and passionate, he assists them without being too serious or way too mild. He knows he’s dealing with his future colleagues, and he acts accordingly.

I hope there will be further chances to work together, Camille. It will just be a great pleasure.

Thanks for taking the time to write this testimonial Lucio! It’s always nice to receive them. Especially if they come from a peer!

As already mentioned, I’m looking forward being able to work with you again!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

In conclusion, check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. First of all, the next PADI IDC will start 26th July. Secondly, another PADI IDC program will start 29th September. Thirdly, I will be back come 23rd November. Book now and get early booking discounts!

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

This is the PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin.  First of all, he’s the guy you want have around when there’s a problem. Moreover, he is always calm, always in control. Most importantly, he always knows what’s going on around him! Certainly a solid Swiss rock!

Martin also participated in the February 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. These PADI IDC’s I conduct in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

Initially Martin was looking for a PADI IDC with me in Thailand. However, the dates didn’t match. On the other hand, I had IDC dates lined up on Malapascua and they did match. Along came Martin!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

Martin and his PADI Examiner Sophia. Taken after Martin successfully completed the PADI IE on Malapascua.

Let’s have a look what Martin has to say about this February PADI IDC on Malapascau. Most certainly time to practice your German;

Ich habe den IDC im Februar 2019 auf Malapascua besucht von Camille Lemmens.

Dazu möchte ich folgendes sagen ich habe mich im Internet erkundigt über IDC in Thailand wo ich diverse Cours Directoren / Resorts angeschrieben habe, leider haben sehr wenige auf meine Angrage reagiert das ich einen Kurs buchen möchte.

Camille war einer der wenigen wo reagiert hat

und auch gleich eine Übersicht zugestellt hat was man alles erwarten kann sowie was man noch zusätzlich buchen kann.

Camille war auch derjenige wo sehr schnell und ausführlich auf Fragen geantwortet hat.

Leider musste ich feststellen das der Kurs in Thailand zu spät für mich war und ich Camille eine absage schrieb mit der Begründung das ich nicht über ende Februar 2019 einen Kurs besuchen kann.

Postwenden kam eine Antwort mit der Frage ob ich auch in die Philippinen reisen würde da er dort noch einen IDC hat anfangs Februar 2019.

Ich schaute mir das Resort sowie die Anreise an und ich habe mich entschlossen meinen IDC in Malapascua zu machen.

Es war eine super Entscheidung den es war eine super Gruppe vor Ort und mit Camille habe ich aus meiner sicht den besten Lehrer erwischt.

Einige werden sich jetzt fragen warum ich dies auf Deusch schreibe, es ist ziemlich einfach den Camille spricht Deutsch und ich konnte meinen IDC Deutsch / Englisch machen was für mich eine zusätzliche erleichterung war nicht in den Übersetzungsstress zu geraten.

Weiter möchte ich mich auch bei unserem Staff Instructor Lucio Bellomo bedanken er war eine super Unterstützung und hat Camille in jeder hinsicht immer untersützt.

Ich kann nur jedem Empfehlen den IDC mit Camille Lemmens zu machen

es ist eine harte Zeit während dem IDC jedoch hatten wir auch sehr viel Spass was das Lernen erleichtet hat.

Zudem kann man nur von seiner Erfahung und seinem Wissen profitieren und er gibt auch gerne Beispiele oder Wahre Geschichten aus seiner Vergangenheit, zusätzlich lernt man noch einiges mehr bei Ihm.

In short, much appreciated that you did take the time out to write this testimonial. It was great having you around. Certainly I hope your diving dreams will come through and true! Moreover, I’m already looking forward meeting up again!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

In conclusion, check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. First of all, the next PADI IDC will start 26th July. Secondly, another PADI IDC program will start 29th September. Thirdly, I will be back come 23rd November.

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com

 

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

Here we are back with a PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen. First of all, she participated in the February PADI IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines. I conducted this PADI IDC in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Center ‘Thresher Cove Resort’ on Malapascua island.

Karen and her partner followed me around! We have been talking for a long time before they signed up for this PADI IDC. On the other hand, be wary when she has a question! That is to say, it’s not just the one question. She has plenty of them. Most importantly, good on her though! How to arrive at a PADI IDC well prepared. She writes that book every day.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

Karen with PADI Examiner Sophia after successfully passing her PADI IE. Somebody’s very happy!

Consequently, here we go, with the PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen;

If you asked me, a year ago if I wanted to try diving it would have been a loud and clear “no”.
Today almost one year later, I’m an Instructor. Hard to believe when it comes from a young woman who used to fear the ocean.

When I decided I wanted to do my IDC I was looking with my boyfriend at several different places and reviews of different course directors, – until we found Camille. My boyfriend who I did my IDC with and I looked him up and decided to contact him. After a few email correspondences, we were sure that we wanted Camille to be our course director. We even moved our IDC location so we were certain that we were going to do it with him.

Some people find the theory part of the IDC the most difficult. It always depends on how much you know already and how much you’ve prepared yourself. For me it was the mental development which I find the most important as well that was the most difficult, – but Camille really made it both changeling and exciting at the same time. He was supporting, helpful and the best teacher you can imagine, – always trying different angles to make you understand better.

Camille is not just a great teacher

but he also likes to connect with each student on an individual level that makes his courses so much more real. He is a very talented course director and I really enjoyed having him as mine. He prepared us very well for the IE and with a patient and open mind figured a way of getting all of us to our goals. His always funny and smiling attitude helped getting all of us through some of the more challenging parts of the IDC. His countless experiences and stories made all the theories to a more “human connectable and understandable level” and actually made each topic interesting and important to learn, understand and appreciate.

Today I’m a Dive Instructor and already got my first job for this summer season in Europe. I’m proud of myself and Camille helped me getting where I am now.

It’s important as well to mention our great Staff Instructor Lucio Bellomo. He was absolutely amazing. An amazing instructor, – and his constantly smiling, helpful and professional mindset helped all of us to succeed our IE. He got me thinking of who I am as a person, what my strengths and my weaknesses are and how to become the best possible version of myself as a new instructor.

I will definitely keep contact with Camille

and Lucio and forever be grateful for everything they taught me. They made me think of the most important thing about being an instructor, – not just by following the standards but also teach with passion and with the psychology of diving as an important aspect of teaching, – and furthermore understand how to teach the best possible way. They gave me the best guidance and teaching, – preparing me for the IDC and for that I’m very thankful. Two lovely men that I for sure will miss being around (and helping me when I have too many questions).

Once again, Thank you for the best IDC. I can only recommend choosing Camille as your Course Director.

Thanks for being there Karen. Certainly you made a difference and the course would not have been half the fun without you. In short, an emotional roller coaster it was. With all the ups and downs that go together in that context. It is my pleasure to have met you and be your teacher in this case.

Above all, thanks for taking out the time to write this testimonial. It’s appreciated! Good luck in your further dive career. June 2019, you’re in Greece, rock it girl!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

Most importantly, check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. First of all, the next PADI IDC will start 26th July. Secondly, another PADI IDC program will start 29th September. Thirdly, I will be back come 22nd October.

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com

Green Fins Assessment Feedback 2019 – Thresher Cove Dive Resort

Green Fins Assessment Feedback 2019 – Thresher Cove Dive Resort

We just received the Green Fins Assessment Feedback 2019 – Thresher Cove Dive Resort. First of all Thresher Cove Resort is now in it’s fifth year a Green Fins dive resort. Secondly, we are proud Green Fins Members. We are and will stay actively involved in many ways to follow their code of conduct. Most importantly, each year we keep improving!

Without further ado, let’s have a look at the Greens Fins Assessment  Feedback 2019 – Thresher Cove Resort;

Dear Dish and Thresher Cove Dive Resort team,

Good day! We are pleased to know that you are still one of those dive and snorkel operators that continuously support and protect our marine resources. You’ve been a member of Green Fins since 2014 and we greatly appreciate that. As you know, a yearly assessment will be conducted to assist and help you improve your environmental standards.

As for this year, the team conducted an assessment last May 17, 2019. We really appreciate the crew being very cooperative, friendly, and approachable. The assessment was set up easily and we were provided with the information that we needed regarding your diving activities. It was excellent to see the team working so well together and acting as environmental role models. Balt gave very complete boat and pre-dive briefings, which evidently had an impact on the diver’s behaviour underwater.

The Green Fins assessment follows a set criteria based on the Code of Conduct. This allows the assessors to highlight areas of high environmental risk which is then reflected in the assessment score which is representative of the risk posed to the environment. The scores range from 0 (minimal environmental impact) to 330, so the lower the better.

Thresher Cove’s assessment score history goes as follows:
2014: 233
2015: 222
2016: 161
2017: 176

Green Fins Assessment Feedback 2019 - Thresher Cove Dive Resort

Green Fins Assessment Feedback 2019 – Thresher Cove Dive Resort

For this year your score is 136, congratulations! By implementing the points discussed during the feedback session and maintaining the great work you are already doing we are confident that you can lower your score and reduce your overall environmental impact. The following are the action points that you need to work:

1. Implement a sunscreen policy in the shop

We have agreed that you will do your best in any ways to advise your guests to use the sunscreen one hour before the dive or use it after the dive. Also, provide alternative sunscreens that don’t harm the coral reef ecosystems such as Human Nature.

2. Don’t provide single-use water bottles to guests

It is important for the resort to serve as a role model on the consumption of single-use plastic. Replace the selling of plastic bottles and encourage your guests as much as possible the use of reusable containers in the shop as well as in the day trip dive.

3. Use caps in all tank

Even though most of the tanks were using caps, there were 2 still using tape. Please make sure that all tanks use caps.

Balt mentioned he was interested in being a Green Fins Ambassador since we are not sure if the programme will be running, he and all the staff, are encouraged to do the Green Fins Dive Guide E-Course to be certified as a Green Fins Dive Guides. Remember that to take the course is free, there is only a charge of 24 USD to issue the certificate. 

Thank you very much for the time and cooperation, and for being so welcoming during the assessment. If you have any questions about any of the above points, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you on next year’s assessment. Find the group photo attached.

With kind regards,
Laverna and Juliana

Green Fins Cebu
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Region 7

Thanks to Green Fins for coming over. We are looking forward to another year of being proud members and ambassadors of Green Fins! We involve all recreational and Professional dive courses into the Green Fins philosophy!

Next PADI IDC starts 26th July 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 26th July 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 26th July 2019 on Malapascua

The next PADI IDC starts 26th July 2019 on Malapascua right here in the Philippines. As always in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’ on Malapascua. Nicely tucked away in the quiet north eastern corner of the island.

It is Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Reardon teaching this PADI IDC program.

If you’re looking for experience, small groups and lots of personal attention, you have found it right here! First of all, small groups. We like to keep it small and enjoyable for all involved. Secondly, because of the small groups, you will receive plenty of personal attention by our experienced PADI Course Directors. Most importantly, we can give you optimal conditions to reach your goal and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

To clarify, we have an onsite swimming pool for training purposes. Furthermore we also have our own in house restaurant at the resort. Above all, we offer free, shared dorm accommodation for the duration of the PADI IDC and PADI IE. During your PADI Specialty Instructor training, we extend the offer of free dorm accommodation. In the same vein, we offer free breakfast at our restaurant during your PADI IDC and PADI IE.

Further, we include the Nitrox Instructor course in our  PADI IDC program, providing you’re already a Nitrox diver. Secondly the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course is also included for free into this PADI IDC.

Next PADI IDC starts 26th July 2019 on Malapascua

Next PADI IDC starts 26th July 2019 on Malapascua

Participating in your PADI IDC on Malapascua will also give you the unique opportunity to see the Thresher sharks. Before and after the IDC we give you the opportunity to join us for free for some diving. This is excluding park fees, tax, boat fees pending on destination and equipment rental if required. Make sure to take advantage of this offer.

We have more PADI IDC programs scheduled for this year. Please check our 2019 PADI IDC schedule.  On the 29th September our resident Gold PADI Course Camille Lemmens is in action again. Last but not least, the last PADI IDC of this year is scheduled to start 23rd November with Camille.

Check out our testimonials and see what previous PADI IDC candidates have to say about our IDC program.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or any other question you have about our IDC programs.